If you looked over my reading list for this year on the side bar, you might come to the conclusion that I don't read much fiction. Actually, I do - in spurts. My interest may tend toward a certain subject and I read several books related to it. And then, interests change and I read accordingly.
I do love to read and can complete a book I really like in 2-3 days. I enjoy learning and especially enjoy delving into subjects regarding my faith. I love to read about the love of Jesus. I am fascinated with books of those who have died and been revived and during that interim saw heaven. Some may scoff but I believe that these stories are true.
I've been reading a bit about nutrition as well. I have some health issues that I'm not convinced will respond to standard medical interventions (read: I don't like going to doctors!) I have become convinced that my diet is the biggest factor in my healing. I know that there is a flurry of opinions out there and indeed, just visit the nutrition section of any book store and you can be totally confused when you leave.
In my reading, I have come to some conclusions that eventually I will share in another blog.
When it comes to fiction - I'm pretty careful what I read. I tend to really get caught up in what I read and so I tend to lean toward those books that have a calming effect and leave me with a good feeling. This may sound pretty boring to some of you but it works for me. I often read the same books over and over. I have the complete set of books by Miss Read (Dora Saint), a British author who wrote novels about two fictional English villages. These books are so well written, so descriptive that I can just imagine myself there looking at the flowers in the hedgerows and smelling the fresh ground after a rain.
Reading is very personal to me. It is one of my favorite things to do. I have traveled parts of the world in books and I have learned more than I ever thought possible.
I hope to begin adding some book reviews here soon just for the fun of it.